SilvaDollar Films was founded by Actor/Writer/Director/Producer Sanjit De Silva to create and produce stories about the American experience that aren't seen in the mainstream. Specifically we strive to create stories about the people of color in America who often aren't the main character or focus in most films and television.
Sanjit is a Broadway actor, Playwright, Director and proud husband and father who lives in Brooklyn. He received his M.F.A. from New York University’s prestigious Graduate Acting Program, led by the acclaimed Zelda Fichandler and where he studied Acting under Master Teacher Ron Van Lieu. Sanjit has his BA from Washington University in St. Louis, where he double-majored in Biology and Performing Arts and minored in Film Studies. His film school started with an internship at Spike Lee's company 40 Acres and a Mule, PA work on Summer of Sam and Man on the Moon, and was honed on the set of the many TV shows and films he has had the privilege of being a part of as an actor.
Sanjit's various stage credits include: Broadway: WarHorse (Tony-Award Best Play, Lincoln Center Theater). Off-Broadway: An Ordinary Muslim (NYTW, Dir. Jo Bonney), Troilus and Cressida (NYSF/Public Theater, Dir. Daniel Sullivan), Dry Powder (World Premiere, Public Theater, Dir. Thomas Kail, starring John Krasinski and Claire Danes, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critic's Circle Award Nominations for Best Featured Actor), Awake and Sing (Public Theater/NAATCO), The Little Foxes (NYTW, Dir. Ivo Von Hove); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hartford Stage, Dir. Lisa Peterson); Masked (DR2, Dir. Ami Dayan); Macbeth (NYSF/Public Theater, Dir. Moises Kaufman); Measure for Measure (NYSF/Public Theater, Dir. Mary Zimmerman).
Sanjit has been in several films such as Afterparty, The Girl is in Trouble (produced by Spike Lee), The Company Men (with Ben Affleck and Tommy Lee Jones), August (with Josh Hartnett), and the critically acclaimed Arranged.
His television credits include shows such as Blindspot, Time After Time, Madam Secretary, Blacklist, Elementary, High Maintenance, Homeland, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, The Unusuals, I’m Paige Wilson (Pilot for CW, Dir. Rod Lurie), and every incarnation of Law&Order there has ever been!
You can see my demo reel at: https://vimeo.com/132345283
Sanjit is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
Sanjit teaches at the Pace University FTVC B.F.A. Program and offers private scene study classes. Click on the CLASSES page to find out about the latest class offerings.